Kuwait: Mobile Billing & Mobile Messaging

Kuwait Premium SMS

Summary

Kuwait has 2,418,393 subscribers (83% penetration) and two main networks. txtNation has linked up with MTC Vodafone and Wataniya, bringing your business to virtually all mobile phone users in Kuwait.

Connectivity

We provide a wide range of robust mobile services around the world. You can find more about what we offer in Kuwait below. We are continually improving our services and you should contact us so that we can advise you about the most appropriate solutions available in Kuwait.

Premium MO SMS

Premium "mobile originated" SMS messaging is available in Kuwait. This is a profitable way to generate revenue by receiving a message from the consumer's mobile handset. We can advise you on all your options for billing in Kuwait.

Number Lookup (HLR)

Enhance your txtNation service in this region by using our Number Lookup service, which is available in Kuwait and many other countries. Our Number Lookup service allows you to find out the network operator and other details about the consumer's mobile phone. This can be helpful in tailoring your txtNation service to consumers in Kuwait.

Compliance matters

Wherever you operate mobile services, you must obey local telecommunication regulations. We can advise you on any aspect of your mobile campaign or billing service. Regulators publish guidelines that must be fully understood before you can use our platform. Operating a mobile service in one country may be very different to running one elsewhere.

This page contains some basic compliance information that may be of use to anyone wishing to run a service in Kuwait. However, you should always consult with your account manager or our support team before you launch to obtain more comprehensive guidance.

This is to protect us, your company, and all the consumers in Kuwait, where they expect a high quality service. Let us support you to get this right.

Opting in to your service

Consumers must demonstrate that they wish to use your service and that they give permission to be charged as appropriate. There are various ways in which consumers can "opt in" to a service, which varies country to country. You should ensure you understand the opt-in requirements for Kuwait before you launch. Currently, the options include:

  • Web (PIN) Opt-in
  • WORAR (Requiring a Reply)
  • Single MO Shortcode Opt-in
  • In-app Billing
  • Multi-billing - Are you able to send multiple MOs?

Taking care of your customers

Your customers expect a high-quality service, as demanded by the regulator in Kuwait. We are committed to helping you deliver a clear, compliant campaign. We can provide support to your customers for a very competitive monthly fee under one of our industry-leading support packages.

Permitted content

What you can send to customers varies across the world. In Kuwait, the regulator permits only certain types of content. These include:

  • Competitions
  • Voting
  • Alerts
  • Chat
  • Mobile Content
  • Info Messages

Limits

As well as limits on the types of content you can facilitate in Kuwait, there are limits on how much and in which ways you can bill your customers. You should always consult your account manager or our support team before you launch. The following limits are placed on services in Kuwait:

  • Daily Billing Limit: 50 MO per day per MSISDN.
The data contained on this page is for informational purposes only and services are subject to change. You should always contact us or your dedicated account manager for the latest information, regulations, and technical specifications.
Awards
"txtNation has enabled us to expand our billing coverage and monetise Zingmobile content in markets previously unreachable."

Mr. Teo Siew Kiet, CEO - Zingmobile